We have some exciting news to share to get you through the work week. Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have just released the first single off their upcoming new album, Living The Dream. The new album is set to released on September 21st via Snakepit/Roadrunner Records. This is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals).
About the new single, SLASH describes the creation of “Driving Rain,”
“This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour. It’s a cool guitar part we ran though, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.” MYLES KENNEDY adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road–it could be a musician, and it could be a traveling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”
Take a listen here:
oday,Wednesday, July 25 the band has launched a physical pre-orderin the following formats for LIVING THE DREAM including: a limited edition Deluxe Premium 2LP Yellow Vinyl within a Premium “Living The Dream” Vinyl-size 20 page Hardback Book, an exclusive one- sided 7” single of “Driving Rain”featuring an etching on the B-side with a special set of SLASH guitar picks, Standard Digital and Physical CD album, poster as well as a limited-edition T-shirt and Hoodie are available. To view a variety of the LIVING THE DREAM CD/merchandise bundles available now, go to: http://www.slashonline.com.
The band has also unveiled the album cover art and tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM. The artwork was created by renowned visual artist Ron English. View the cover art and tracklisting below.
Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM:
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts
The group’s North American headlining tour begins September 13 in Los Angeles visiting 20 major cities including New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC (Silver Spring, MD), Chicago (New Buffalo, MI), Austin, Houston, and more before ending October 14 in Sacramento (all dates below). Tickets for the fall tour are available at: http://www.slashonline.com.
Check out the upcoming tour dates:
We look forward to catching them at the upcoming Kaaboo Del Mar and Aftershock Festivals! Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.
Information & Links:
- Website: http://slashonline.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/slash
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Slash
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/slash
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